CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Himes' Hands-on Projects & Legislation Take Action to Protect Environment, Create Jobs

April 21, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—At home and in Washington, Congressman Jim Himes is taking action to celebrate Earth Day this year. From a park clean-up and home weatherization in Bridgeport this week to an audit to make his Washington office more energy efficient, Congressman Himes is supplementing his green legislative agenda with a hands-on approach to protecting the environment.

Grayson-Himes Pay for Performance Act Passes House

April 1, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. House today passed the Grayson-Himes Pay for Performance Act, practical legislation that ties executive pay to performance at institutions in which the American taxpayers have ownership.

Himes Helps Pass Bills to Improve Veterans Benefits

March 30, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Himes helped pass three bills to provide earned benefits and crucial services to our veterans.  These measures provide a cost of living increase for veterans’ disability benefits, expand employment services for homeless veterans, and ensure veterans are fully reimbursed for emergency care.

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Himes, Lance Co-Sponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Tie Pay to Performance

March 24, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Jim Himes (D-CT) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) joined colleagues to introduce practical legislation that will tie executive pay to performance at institutions in which the American taxpayers have ownership.

Representative Himes Helps Pass GIVE Act to Renew America's Commitment to Service

March 19, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) this week joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives in passing a bill that will launch a new era of American service and volunteerism. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act, H.R.

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Representative Himes Helps Pass GIVE Act to Renew America's Commitment to Service

March 18, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) this week joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives in passing a bill that will launch a new era of American service and volunteerism. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act, H.R.

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Following Letter from Himes and Colleagues, White House Drops Controversial Vets Health Care Proposal

March 17, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following a letter signed by Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and a bipartisan group of his House colleagues, the Obama Administration announced it would not move forward with a controversial proposal that would have required veterans to use private insurance to pay for treatment of service-related injuries.

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Himes, Finch Announce $6M to Lessen Foreclosure Crisis

March 16, 2009 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced today that $5,865,300 in federal funding to Bridgeport will be used to help lessen the crippling effects of foreclosure crisis through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

U.S. Chamber Applauds Congressman Himes for Supporting Legislation that Creates Jobs

March 12, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauded Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) for backing the recently-passed economic recovery plan, a major first step toward igniting consumption and investment, creating jobs and jumpstarting Connecticut’s economy.

Himes to Hold Foreclosure Prevention Forum in Fairfield Saturday

March 11, 2009 Press Release

STAMFORD, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and local elected officials announced today that they will host a foreclosure prevention forum this Saturday in Fairfield with a panel of foreclosure prevention experts.

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